|Image courtesy of the photographer: Dr Maxine Newlands|
If you have been following local news in recent months you will know that a particularly rich uranium deposit lies just 50km west of Townsville. Indeed, if you were living in Townsville around 35 years ago this would hardly be news to you and the present agitation against proposals to re-open the mine might be producing feelings of deja-vu. For six years, from 1979 to 1985, the Ben Lomond deposit was frequently in the headlines, with matters reaching a climax in April 1980 when the company applied for a large lease of 2035 hectares.
|Minatome Australia Pty. Ben Lomond Project: draft environmental impact statement (1983) (2 vols) NQ333.851099436 BEN|
|Townsville Regional Conservation Council. Newsletter (1975-1984) NQ333.72099436 P1, Volume 4, No6., October 1980.|
|Townsville Regional Conservation Council. Newsletter (1975-1984) NQ333.72099436 P1, Volume 7, No.3, April 1984.|
Story by Miniata